Our Oxford Family

The Oxford community, along with the entire state of Mississippi, suffered a great loss with the tragic passing of the Farese, Perry, and Poole families. These couples formed a strong bond while in dental school together, a bond that remained strong and in place until their passing on Sunday.

  • Farese Family

    Farese Family

  • Drs. Jason and Lea Farese were tenacious in their lives both professionally and personally. Fond of their work, everyone in their office was like family. They were champions of youth sports visibly seen by giving their time coaching and mentoring children for years. Their energy and love of baseball was contagious throughout Mississippi. They are survived by their their three children Luke (10), Alexa (7), and Layla (5), and by their parents: Jason's mother, Vivian Smith and her husband, Eugene Smith and his father, John Booth Farese and his wife, Cindy, Lea's mother Myra Hardy and husband, Robert Hardy and her father, Nick Montgomery and his wife Betty.

  • Perry Family

    Perry Family

  • Dr. Michael and Kim Perry, both from Brandon, started their journey together as childhood sweethearts. This couple was compassionate about helping others, for offering pro bono dental care to those in need to funding scholarships for youth sports, consistently showing selflessness and a willingness to give throughout our Oxford community. They are survived by their three children Sarah McConnell (13), John West (12), and Anna Reed (7), and parents Patricia Sue Perry and Debbie Westerfield.

  • Poole Family

    Poole Family

  • The love of family and the outdoors were passions of Dr. Austin and Angie Poole. Be it an Ole Miss sporting event or a trip to Marigold Hunting Club, the family was always surrounded by their many friends and family members.

    The family was a fixture in left field at Ole Miss baseball games, hosting friends and total strangers alike, with open arms. They are survived by their five children, Kingsley, Wesley and Jack Warrington and Walker and Katie Poole, and parents Murry & Lisa Roark, Lizzie Roark, Dr. Grady & Mary White and Henry Poole.

Leave a voice tribute for the Farese, Perry, and Poole families by calling (662) 205-8144


Memorial Fund, PO Box 1234, Oxford, MS 38655
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